Frank Noonan former chairman and CEO of R.H. Donnelley Co. joined Avnet's board in March 2004.
Mr. Noonan spent 11 years with R.H. Donnelley and under his leadership the company completed a successful spin-off from parent company Dun & Bradstreet as well as the acquisition of Sprint Publishing and Advertising which created the nation's largest public stand-alone publisher of Yellow Pages directories. Mr. Noonan also served as senior vice president finance with Dun & Bradstreet and was a member of its board of directors in 1998. Prior to that he held senior executive positions with UNUM Corporation and earlier held various finance and strategic planning posts with General Electric Co.
A U.S. Army veteran he is also a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and serves as a trustee of the university's foundation. He is a member of the board of directors of Newstar Financial Inc. and previously served as a director on the board of Toys 'R Us Inc.
Mr. Noonan chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Finance Committee of Avnet's board of directors